24 February 2010
24 February 2010
The Finnish composites distributor Terpol OY has recently signed a distributor agreement with Scott Bader to supply their range of Crystic products nationally throughout Finland.
Scott Bader view Terpol OY as ideally placed, particularly for the leisure marine sector, which is still a significant part of the Finnish composites market. In addition to this, Finland has seen growing demand in high performance closed mould and pultrusion resins for the transportation and building market sectors.
Terpol OY, located in the coastal city of Turku in the south of Finland, 150km west of Helsinki, is a technically focused specialist composites distributor, established for over 30 years. With his strong technical background in composites, the owner, Mr Matti Souminen provides practical handling and application advice for the range of resins, gelcoats, reinforcements and ancillary products that they stock and sell.
Scott Bader Scandinavia’s Managing Director, Mr Agne Bengtsson stated: “We have been looking for the right partner in Finland for some time and with Matti Souminen and the Terpol OY team we think we have found a very good technical distributor to promote and supply our Crystic UP and VE resins, gelcoats, high performance Crestapol resins and Crestomer structural adhesive products into the Finnish composites market for the long term.”
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